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Paradise Island Resort & Spa
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Reviewed 8 December 2012 via mobile

We arrived in the hotel at 9 a.m. and the first surprise was when the receptionist told us we could check in at 1 p.m. We said ok and wanted to have breakfast but then they said we had to pay for it! The hotel is so mean to offer its guests a breakfast while they have to wait for the room to be ready. As we checked in the superior room we were shocked because it was so inferior! Looked dirty and old fashioned. There were ants everywhere. Then we decided to upgrade to water villas since it was our honeymoon. The villas are OK but still not worth the money they ask for. The last surprise was a russian oligark who closed the lagoon restaurant that we had the right to dine in because he was partying with his girlfriends! They asked us to dine in the main restaurant like other guests who pay less.

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Reviewed 4 December 2012 via mobile

i hd an awesome time. The place is vy beautiful. Its well maintained, food is gud. Thou for vegetarians d options is less. Rooms r cleaned twice in a day. Service is prompt. I liked evythg abt it. Wish to go bck again

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We have just returned from our third visit to this idyllic island and were not disappointed that we had chosen to return. We have stayed on other islands in the Maldives but this is by far the best one. The accommodation, food, spa, beaches and crystal clear waters were wonderful. Our beach bungalow was spotless, serviced twice a day and very well equipped. Everything has been provided, even a clothes line for your swin stuff in the outside shower area. The variety of sea creatures was amazing and we discovered a new fish every time we snorkled which we usually did twice a day. However, what makes this island so perfect is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and everyone is so friendly. With all the food on offer the excellent gym and sports facilities are a real bonus. Hamid the sports centre manager was particularly helpful and challenged my husband to a game of snooker, table tennis and badminton. This meant I could enjoy a drink in the bar and watch the spectacular sunset. A big thank you to the resident manager, Abdulla who remembered us from our last visits. He made sure that our email requests before arriving were all organised. First class service.

Room Tip: All the rooms are equip[ped to the same high standard but the views and beaches are better in the ro...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MOLLYSCOTLAND28
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Ocean Suite is the best! Very calm, relaxing, peaceful and a beautiful view at its best! Great Music and drink at the bar! Friendly Staff and People. More fun and acitvities (watersports). The Food is ok.

Room Tip: Please make sure to stay even for 1 day in water villa or ocean suite. This is the BEST experience!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank kitty319
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Its a great family vacation place. Airport transfer by a speed boat (20 minutes) and then you enter into the "paradise"- in a true sense. Walking from the arrival jetty to the reception is a sheer delight. Reception is fast but a tad mechanical. Depending on your Beach bungalow location, you need to walk (pleasant but may be tiring for kids and elderly) anywhere from 5- 15 minutes. Beach bungalows are clean, well equipped.

But always remember, you are in a approximate 1.8 sq.km island on Indian Ocean.. thus, never compare room and mini bar prices with a landed hotel elsewhere. Almost every thing gets imported and hence costly.

Every bungalow has access to the beach and a superb seat-out area. Such a chill out place.

Room and luggage service is very slow. Breakfast and Food (if you are on a package. Better to take a Breakfast+dinner package) are served at the central location. A mix of Indian-Thai/Chinese-Continental and Maldivian- You get a huge spread and very efficient service staffs.

Evening Discos, water sports and fish watching are such a great fun. You will come back recharged and refreshed!

Although the hotel has buggy service to transfer guests- mostly un available or drivers will give you some funny excuse! The hotel should consider keeping some bi-cycle for far off bungalow guests.

Room Tip: Choose a medium distance bungalow ( number 124- 150) could be good.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Saswat66
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Address: 08420
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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Lankanfinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lankanfinolhu Island
Price Range: RM847 - RM5,596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Island Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine an island right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with bright white beaches, a lagoon with multiple hues of blue and aquamarine and tall coconut palms swaying to the breeze. Who wouldn't want to be marooned on one? All the more, when all modern comforts and formal professional services that one would expect on a five star hotel come together with it. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Island Hotel Lankanfinolhu Island
Paradise Island Resort Maldives
Paradise Island Maldives
Paradise Island Male
Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives/Lankanfinolhu Island

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